Over 400,000 visitors rented a Dublin Airbnb in 2016

A brand new report says that 403,500 guests to Dublin stayed in Airbnb properties within the capital final yr, with typical hosts incomes a mean of €four,900.

An general €273m generated consists of an estimated €221m of visitor spending and €52m earned by Airbnb hosts.

“Airbnb permits households to spice up their revenue by sharing vacant area of their house. Hosts present nice experiences for friends, spreading guests and advantages past vacationer hotspots,” Aisling Hassell, international head of buyer expertise at Airbnb, stated.

However whereas the economic system, vacationers and property house owners are seeing the advantages from Airbnb, the web lodging service has not evaded stark criticism in current instances.

Deputy Pat Casey complained within the Dáil this month that property house owners renting out flats on Airbnb long-term whereas homeless individuals had been in motels was “a whole reversal of what ought to be taking place”.

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